ESSENTIALS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING
Essentials of Personal Financial Planning was written to challenge the status quo by promoting personal financial planning (PFP) as a profession, not as a sales tool to gather assets under management or facilitate sales of insurance products. The book takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to PFP for accounting students, allowing them to view the profession through the lens of a CPA – with integrity and objectivity. This book systematically introduces the essentials of all the major PFP topics (estate, retirement, investments, insurance, and tax), as well as:
- The PFP process, concepts and regulatory environment.
- Professional responsibilities of a CPA personal financial planner and the requirements of the Statement on Standards in PFP Services.
- Time value of money concepts.
Keywords: Cash flow planning, Charitable planning, Education planning, Elder planning, Estate, gift, and wealth transfer planning, Investment planning, Retirement planning, Risk management and insurance planning, Tax planning